Lisette Kielson is back; Join us in September!

We hope you are enjoying a splendid musical summer!

The Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society welcomes Lisette Kielson back as our music director, and we look forward to another excellent season, like the ambitious effort we shared in 2013-2014.

We open our new year September 21 at 2 PM Covenant Presbyterian Church, directed for the first time by our own Mirja Lorenz. Mirja, a native of Germany, has been delighting local audiences for several years with her virtuoso recorder skills.  She studied recorder in German and the Netherlands and in recent years has performed with groups like the Music of the Baroque and the Haymarket Opera Company.  Save the date, and please make plans to join us!

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Chicago Syntagma Musicum Workshop

One of our favorite leaders, Andrew Schultze, asked us to pass information about an Early Music Workshop for singers, dancers and instrumentalists presented by Chicago Syntagma Musicum.
It will be an intensive week long program featuring in depth Coachings, Masterclasses and Lectures focusing on Music from the Imperial Hapsburg Courts including works by Italian, Austrian, Spanish and German Composers such as Monteverdi, Caldara, Draghi, Krieger, Duron, and Emperor Leopold I himself!

The workshop will be August 2 – 10, 2014.

Contact Andrew for more information at

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The 2014-2015 season wrapped up with our first performance at the Make Music Chicago event. An exciting 2014-2015 season is being planned now!

Preparing for performance at the Make Music Chicago event.

Preparing for performance at the Make Music Chicago event.

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Recorders For Sale

Pat Russo has a set of Hopf recorders for sale as a set: Great Bass, Bass, Tenor, Alto and soprano with cases. Pictures and description upon request.Contact her at

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A busy year!

It’s been a real active year for the Chicago Chapter of the ARS. See what we have done!

2013-2014 Season

And it’s not over yet. Come out to our Music in Chicago performance at the French Market on June 21st at 12:30.

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May Meeting and Make Music Chicago Plans

From Lisette Kielson:
You know the scoop for the 18th:
ensemble performances and then our last rehearsal of the season–but not our last meeting!

As you read in Mark’s Newsletter, we’ll meet one more time this season on June 21st for our performance in Make Music Chicago (details in the Newsletter)!

So the 18th will be our dress rehearsal.
Everyone is welcome(!) even if you’re not playing w/ us on the 21st.
Those who are performing, please set up in the front row–thanks!

The June 21st repertoire will be selected from the below (please bring w/ you on the 18th, or let me know if you need music).
This will be our rehearsal order on Sunday (not necessarily program order).

Susan Lindvall – All through the Night
Arrival (from A Day in the Park) – Winter 2013 American Recorder
Handel – movements (from the Music for the Royal Fireworks)
2. Bourrée
5. Menuet
4. La Réjouissance
Alle psallite
Handel – Hallelujah Chorus
Petite Camusette
JS Bach – Canonic Aria (from Cantata 9) – from last Fall

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May Meeting – May 18

Our May meeting is May 18 and will include our annual May concert performances and rehearsal for our participation in the June 21 Music in Chicago event. We are still open to participation at this event, so come to the meeting and play along!

Our May newsletter has been published.

May 2014

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